The Tennessee Titans signed FS Michael Griffin to a five-year deal that could reach $36 million with incentives. According to a source, Griffin received a $9 million signing bonus. His deal also calls for $2.5 million in base salary guaranteed for skill, injury and cap in 2012. In 2013, he has $3.5 million guaranteed for injury, skill and cap on fifth year of league year. There is also a $1 million roster bonus due on the 15th day of the league year. For 2014, there is a base salary of $6.2 million, in 2015 the base salary is $6.3 million and in 2016, the base salary is $6.5 million. He can reach a $400,000 incentive if he makes two Pro Bowls in the first four years of the deal, and $1 million if he reaches the Pro Bowl three times in the first four years of the contract.
Huddle Up: It sounds like fat money, and it is; but realistically Griffin might have trouble collecting more than $16 million or so. It's similar to the deal Troy Polamalu signed way back in 2007. Griffin's in his prime but not a consistent impact player; he made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010 but has also had a couple erratic seasons sandwiched in between.
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